For 670 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Connie Ogle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 The Man
Score distribution:
670 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Skillfully straddles an intriguing line between reality and fiction.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's not always an easy movie to watch, but its characters are unforgettable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    So deliciously absorbing and well done.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    The most remarkable aspect of Charles Ferguson's lacerating documentary about the U.S. invasion of Iraq is that the film contains virtually no new information, and yet its message is as compelling as if we were hearing it for the first time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Connie Ogle
    Tom Hooper's terrific, Oscar-worthy film is not merely a spot-on period piece; it's also a heartfelt study in the shadings of courage, a film about duty and friendship that's often warmly funny and sometimes painful to watch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the anti-Bourne of espionage movies, a deliberate, cerebral, grim and utterly absorbing film that makes covert operations appear as unsexy as the Bourne films made them seem fast-paced and thrilling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Connie Ogle
    The interpretation is so painstaking and moving that almost every moment delivers a shuddering jolt to the head and the heart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's a powerful argument for optimism.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The result is this infectious documentary, which combines some inspired musical performances with Chappelle's perpetually hilarious commentary.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Vibrant and intriguing, a fine adaptation despite the slight departures from its source, with warm cinematography that captures the feel of '50s Saigon and two performances worthy of Oscar attention.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    If you found "Crouching Tiger" a stunning bore, you probably won't fall under Hero's spell. But the rest of us, well, we'll be more than happy to savor every moment of its strange, ravishing beauty.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    A nuanced study in obsession, dedication, manipulation, ethics and how the all-American need to be the best at something -- anything -- can shape a life.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Makes a compelling argument for women's rights without ever succumbing to preachiness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    The Deep Blue Sea is a suffocating movie, and it's meant to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The Constant Gardener is difficult to watch, literally. Meirelles' lens leaps and jitters too much, as if it's anxious it might be bludgeoned to death, too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    This Pride & Prejudice isn't minutely faithful to the book -- and for good reason -- but it is authentic where it counts: to the confused, wounded, eager hearts of its lovers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    A rarity, a film that preserves the depth and integrity of its source while bringing the story to life in an indelible way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    A Hijacking is not quite as exciting as it should be, but its realistic examination of grit and folly are still more intriguing than swaggering action movie heroics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Uproariously funny.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Connie Ogle
    Late Marriage's stiffness is unlikely to demonstrate the emotional clout to sweep U.S. viewers off their feet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    More of a warm breeze than a great gust, but its simple, smart pleasures carry the force of a hurricane.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Despite its humble nature, the film is downright uplifting without being vulgar, flashy or embarrassing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    McGregor hasn't been this appealing or vulnerable in ages, and in both of the film's love stories, he exemplifies Mills' message.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Connie Ogle
    A well-acted, well-crafted but excruciatingly tepid romantic film about a subject that will attract poetry lovers and yet test even their considerable patience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Basically a one-joke movie, and they take their sweet time -- too much of it, actually -- getting to the good stuff. But what excellent laughs they provide in the end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    The film actually improves on Cunningham's novel, thanks to gorgeous cinematography, a deft script by playwright David Hare, a mournful, melodious but never intrusive score by Philip Glass and a superb cast that brings the delicately formed characters to full, raging, sorrowful life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's a testament to the power of the story -- and this engaging adaptation -- that leaving Hogwarts is tough anyway.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Too slight to bear up under the weight of the final melodrama, and the film ends too abruptly, as if MacLachlan just ran out of things to write. Still, this visit to the old homestead is worthwhile, if only to meet its unflappable, charismatic women.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    A script that deftly fleshes out characters and mimics reality shockingly well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    There is magic here, enough to make Whale Rider worthy of the audience-choice awards it has earned at film festivals worldwide.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    All we can do is hope that films such as Hotel Rwanda remind us all -- moviegoer and politician -- of the terrible cost of doing nothing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    Coriolanus is not by any stretch a hero, and yet Fiennes makes him magnetic, a warrior you can't look away from even when you might want to.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Its flimsy plot can’t quite support all the characters stuffed into the script, and the movie plays out in a weirdly static way that makes it feel improvised and uneven, leaving a few too much time during which nothing funny is happening.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    Life of Pi works seamlessly on two levels. With grace, imagination and stunning visual acuity, it explores Martel's twin themes of faith and the power of storytelling. It's also a thrilling action adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    If only more romantic comedies played out as charmingly and perceptively as this one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Taylor is effective as a woman struggling to take control of her life, but Ambrose's work feels shallow in comparison.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    The cast is uniformly spectacular, infusing the characters with nuance and complexity.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It is always intriguing as it follows the arrest and captivity of Salomon Sorowitsch (the terrific Karl Markovics), one of Germany's leading counterfeiters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's a warm, skillful excavation of what look like ordinary lives, ones that aren't so simple once you dig a little deeper.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Anyone who understands the subtle shadings of friendship will appreciate Our Song's realistic slice of teen life.
    • Miami Herald
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    A sweet reminder of their lost and lively world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Filmed around stunning County Sligo on Ireland’s west coast, Calvary is a thoughtful, atmospheric movie despite the awkward parade of suspects and the fact that everyone seems a little too conveniently hostile.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Dogme films don't have to be bleak to be effective. They can be -- imagine! -- fun. Scherfig may have taken the discipline in an entirely new and welcome direction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Mottola softens his approach, and Adventureland turns out to be more like "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" than a Judd Apatow creation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Connie Ogle
    Sensational documentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Connie Ogle
    The new version is a glorious, thrilling throwback that never sacrifices its solid roots in the western genre despite a sharp modern update that actually improves on the original.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Once you get past the intriguing fact that although Whip's job puts hundreds of lives into his hands on a daily basis yet he's cavalier about protecting them, the movie doesn't feel much different than any other exploration of addiction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    A well-intentioned coming-of-age film anchored by two indelible performances but weakened by an overabundance of drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    At its core, Susanne Bier's wrenching portrayal of the shifting dynamics within a Danish family is really about survival, about how we cope in the face of shattering grief and what we'll do -- anything, really -- to save ourselves.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Literature lasts, but sometimes, The Last Station suggests, the ties that bind last, too.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Me and You and Everyone We Know brings to mind the work of happily downbeat, bad-boy provocateur Todd Solondz (Happiness, Palindromes), but July is more kind to her oddballs, although she displays a disturbing aptitude for perversity that Solondz would applaud.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Connie Ogle
    First and foremost, Iris is a magnificent story about the enduring bond between two eccentric, astounding souls who somehow managed to find each other and hold on for dear life.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Connie Ogle
    For most U.S. audiences, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, an Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film, is going to feel more like a history lesson than a movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    There's little warmth or depth to the characters who, for the most part, trudge through the film with little wonder at the magical journey they're making.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    A film of this sort demands superb, seemingly effortless acting, and Holofcener gets it at every turn.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    In the end the film stacks up just this side of twee, as the sort of quirky fare that's passably entertaining without ever offering anything real or remarkable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The Invisible Woman offers a compelling glimpse at a life once hidden.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    Despite its scary warnings, the film ends on an upbeat note, unless of course you happen to be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    Once you're among them, the Tenenbaums -- and Anderson -- cast quite a spell.
    • Miami Herald
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Move over donkey, it's Banderas' time to shine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    In the end, Roger Dodger doesn't really add up to much. Guys can be jerks when they're lonely, or even when they're not. It's not news. But Kidd's version of this truth shows he's a writer worth watching.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    There is little trace of tragedy in this warm, refreshing Southern comedy, which is quirky without being idiotic, original despite some familiar developments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    This delightfully twisted story about a boy and his (dead) dog showcases precisely what Burton excels at: blending the macabre and the heartfelt in a perfect, if oddball, union.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Fortunately, Bardem, who earned an Oscar nomination for his role in Julian Schnabel's "Before Night Falls," makes up for the script's shortcomings.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Serenity shows what might have happened if Han Solo had been the focus of the original "Star Wars" instead of whiny Jedi wannabe Luke Skywalker.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    In addition to providing a textbook example of suspense, Estes also makes us want to know what happens to these kids after the screen goes dark.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Higher Ground is ultimately a proponent of the human spirit, of the individuality and honesty that must be claimed, even at a high price. That's a lot of substance to stuff into one little movie, but Farmiga makes it fit astonishingly well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Wields some power, but it's hard to shake the feeling you've seen it all before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    A rousing and mesmerizing documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Documentary gold, and you will have formed an opinion on the controversy by the time you leave the theater. You may not know art, but you'll know what you like.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    The movie wanders off course in the final act, as if none of its three screenwriters could quite figure out how to end it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Bayona is restrained here in terms of gore, but his landscape is a realistic vision of a hell we never hope to visit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    Clearly an important film, if only for such disheartening reminders that a McDonald's salad with ranch dressing has more calories than a Big Mac or that Miami is the 15th fattest city in the country (Houston is No. 1).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    Hilarious and imaginatively crude with a surprising sweet and subtle aftertaste that prevents it from flopping, limp and brainless, into the sugary abyss of romantic predictability.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It digs deep into the heart and soul of its lovers, who are idealistic, intelligent and passionate - and yet still risk everything they might gain for stolen moments together.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    Dench and Blanchett will likely pick up Oscar nominations; no one could improve on either performance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    The only real casualty of Lehane's novel is Angie, here reduced to a supporting player who bears no resemblance to the original character, who is every bit as smart and tough and interesting as her boyfriend. It's a regrettable loss in a film that otherwise indicates its first-time director knows what he's doing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    If you can look past all the flesh and the thongs and the thrusting - and I admit that is an almost impossible task and probably not one you'd want to undertake anyway - what's most distinctive about Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike is its sense of fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    It showcases one of Whedon's greatest strengths: his ability to take previously disrespected genres - in this case the slasher film - and turn them inside-out and upside-down and every which way but loose.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    There's no doubt that Leigh gets inside his characters' lives. But that's often someplace we'd rather not be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Not about sex; it's about leaps of faith, at work, in love, in life.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    This crowd-pleaser is a genuinely inspirational film, gorgeously filmed and wonderfully acted, echoing an uplifting sentiment that bears repeating: ''You don't throw a whole life away just because it's banged up a little.''
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    "Our self-esteem is wrapped up in it,'' admits actress Tracie Thoms (who sticks with a natural curly look). "A woman's hair is her glory,'' Angelou says.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Connie Ogle
    50/50 is crude and funny, and it demands that you laugh. And you will.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Easy A is unnecessarily hard on the religious kids. Unlike "Saved," it uses broad caricatures of gospel-singing fanatics to get laughs, and the bug-eyed, over-the-top performance by Bynes (who apparently really should have retired after making this film) doesn't help matters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    It's a funny, even whimsical film about a man who survives tragic times, complete with Nazis, pratfalls and plenty of mugging.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    Carries an undeniable follow-your-field-of-dreams appeal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    What makes The Woodsman meaningful is Bacon's tortured suffering.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Predictable but amusing. The painfully awkward, stubby Gervais as romantic lead is a funny enough concept, but the actor's ongoing banter with Kinnear is engaging, and their styles mesh entertainingly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Provides a few of the best thrills so far this summer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Connie Ogle
    As it spins along at a reasonably good clip - no one is going to mistake it for the slicker, more action-packed "Salt" - The Double unravels its secrets, which prove to be its undoing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Riveting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    If it's not quite as funny as you want it to be, it's still more than enough to keep you entertained.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    McGrath has managed to turn Dickens into a cozy date movie. When was the last time anybody could make that claim?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    A decent thriller made better by good performances and an intriguing setting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Connie Ogle
    The concert scenes in this biographical picture are some of its best moments — you’ll wonder just how long the actor had to practice to perfect all those splits — and Boseman’s charisma is irresistible.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    If you need proof that the British are different from the rest of us, look no farther than the thought-provoking Separate Lies, a chilly, intelligent and absorbing drama about infidelity, ethics and forgiveness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Connie Ogle
    If you're making a movie that purports to be about real love, at the very least, you have to make the audience care whether the lovers work out their problems.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Never has the sight of naked women been so innocent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Connie Ogle
    Sometimes the film feels as if it's trying too hard to include every possible horror a teenager could sample.